Karin Boye

(1900-1941 / Sweden)

Karin Boye Poems

1. Evening Prayer 9/29/2010
2. Spring Song 9/29/2010
3. To A Sphinx 9/29/2010
4. To You 9/29/2010
5. The Best 9/29/2010
6. Crossroads 9/29/2010
7. Morning Song 9/29/2010
8. A Buddhist Fantasy 9/29/2010
9. Idea 9/29/2010
10. The Nightjar 9/29/2010
11. Man's Multiplicity 9/29/2010
12. Clouds 9/29/2010
Best Poem of Karin Boye


See the mighty clouds, whose distant lofty tops
proud, shimmering rise, white as white snow!
Calmly they glide on, at last in calm to die below,
slowly dissolving in a shower of cool drops.

Majestic clouds - smiling onward they go straight
through life, through death in brilliant sun,
in ether so clear and pure, dark care unknown,
with quiet and grand contempt for their fate.

Would I were granted, festively proud as those,
to climb where the bustle of worlds does not tread
and bear the sunlight's golden wreath around my head
no matter how angrily round ...

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